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You can now download "7 SOLID ROADS TO WRITING SUCCESS" for only 99 cents at Amazon Kindle. Periodically, Amazon holds FREE days in which this e-book, "7 Solid Roads To Writing Success", can be obtained ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE. Upcoming free days are June 18, plus July 9!

Four more useful books are "Correct Writing Formats for Contests and Publishers", "How NOT To Write Short Stories: Seven Errors To Avoid", "How Writers Win Favor with Judges & Editors", and "Poetry Pitfalls". Normal price for each of these "Essential Writers' Guide" books is only 99 cents.

However, here are the days on which you can obtain these books ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE: The next Free Day for " CORRECT WRITING FORMATS" will be August 6.

For "HOW NOT TO WRITE SHORT STORIES: SEVEN ERRORS TO AVOID": Free days will be June 18 and July 9.




"Nibbles of Nonsense Hilarious Comic Verse" will cost you only $2.99, if you miss out on the FREE days, which will include July 9. This e-book and all the e-books listed above including "7 Solid Roads to Writing Success" are also available in the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, Japan, India and Spain, but you will need to do a search at your local Amazon Kindle store for them.  

Humorous poetry is much in demand by both contests and readers. Here are some new anthologies of Humorous Poetry by John Howard Reid, which are now available at Amazon Kindle stores worldwide. They may give you some good ideas: "POETRY FOR LAZY SUMMER AFTERNOONS" will be free on July 2 and 3. "All Adrift in Charismatic Ports of Call" will also be available free on July 2 and 3! "A DREAM OF HEAVEN and Other Poems" will be free on July 9.

"ALWAYS KEEP SMILING: HUMOROUS POETRY" will be free on July 16 and 30, plus August 13 and 27; "AS SOON AS I CAN FIND MY GLASSES" will be FREE on July 9; "A DREAM OF HEAVEN AND OTHER POEMS" will be free on July 9; "AHOY, HOLLYWOOD: Let's Go to the Movies" will be free on July 2 and 3; "ALWAYS A PLEASURE" will be free on June 18 and August 13

ACTORS TAKE ALL! HUMOROUS POEMS will be free on July 2, 3 and 30; AWESOME ADVENTURES IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS will be free on June 25, plus July 9 and 23, plus August 6. A NEW GIRL IN TOWN will be free on June 25, plus July 16 and 30, plus August 27. UP IN THE CLOUDS AND OTHER FLIGHTS OF FANCY 77 Humorous Poems will be free on July 9 and 23 plus August 6 and 20, plus September 3.

Another book that will help you succeed in literary contests and writing competitions is JHR's famous handbook "WRITE WAYS TO WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Short Story Awards, Poetry Prizes, etc." Amazon have now published a Kindle edition for only $2.99! Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple and other e-book stores are selling a slightly more updated edition for $3.99. Please click this link for Amazon Kindle: Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS